Tag Libraries

MVRDV Gaîté Montparnasse urban regeneration in Paris

14-11-2022

MVRDV Gaîté Montparnasse urban regeneration in Paris

In the French capital, the architectural studio MVRDV is working on an urban block, reusing significant parts of a previous building, constructed in the 1970s, to create a new mixed-use complex. The new project creates a more welcoming building by streamlining the existing uses and expanding the offer with new social housing and a kindergarten.

BCQ arquitectura barcelona + Toni Casamor Pilarín Bayés Library in Vic, Spain

09-11-2022

BCQ arquitectura barcelona + Toni Casamor Pilarín Bayés Library in Vic, Spain

The new Pilarín Bayés library designed by architect Toni Casamor of VOLstudio opened on 7 October in Vic, Spain. Contained in the former barracks of the Guardia Civil, the building is named after a famous illustrator and caricaturist, originally from Vic, who published more than nine hundred books.

Hacker Architects renovate Salem Public Library

28-10-2022

Hacker Architects renovate Salem Public Library

Salem Public Library, in Salem, Oregon, is a concrete and glass structure designed by George Rockrise and Donald Richardson in 1970. Hacker Architects and local residents made sure that the building’s Brutalist architecture was skilfully preserved, improving its structural resistance and construction systems to meet the requirements of today’s standards.

Magdalene College Library in Cambridge by Níall McLaughlin Architects is the RIBA Stirling Prize 2022 winner

18-10-2022

Magdalene College Library in Cambridge by Níall McLaughlin Architects is the RIBA Stirling Prize 2022 winner

The winning project of the 26th edition of the RIBA Stirling Prize is The New Library at Magdalene College in Cambridge, designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects. A solid and discreet building, constructed to last over time and with respect for the important historical context that surrounds it.

Fang Ting Bookshop by a9a rchitects

23-09-2022

Fang Ting Bookshop by a9a rchitects

The a9a architects studio has designed the new bookshop of the Chinese Fang Suo bookstore chain in the OCT O'PARK commercial district in Chengdu. The project involved the recovery of a pre-existing building with a rounded triangular shape where natural light becomes the material of the design.

Zaha Hadid Architects Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre

14-09-2022

Zaha Hadid Architects Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the design competition for the arts and cultural centre to be built in the Jinghe Bay science and technology innovation district in China's Shaanxi province. The complex, consisting of a series of fluid volumes, planes and surfaces interconnected by courtyards and landscapes, will provide a range of both indoor and outdoor cultural spaces for the community.

Crawshaw Architects: The library, Stanbridge Mill Farm, Dorset

07-09-2022

Crawshaw Architects: The library, Stanbridge Mill Farm, Dorset

At Wimborne Minster, in the former stables of a Georgian farm in England, Aidan Crawshaw has designed a library for a collection of volumes about Palladio’s architecture, where lightweight solid wood arches and columns create a perspective worthy of a Renaissance painting.

OPEN Architecture: Pinghe Bibliotheater in Shanghai

20-07-2022

OPEN Architecture: Pinghe Bibliotheater in Shanghai

As part of the plan for Shanghai’s new Pinghe school district, OPEN Architecture built the Bibliotheater, combining books with the performing arts: a landmark that looks “a bit like a blue whale and a bit like a transatlantic liner” connecting the school with the community.

Coulon + Tavella: Animu Media Library in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

29-06-2022

Coulon + Tavella: Animu Media Library in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

In Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, Dominique Coulon and Amelia Tavella’s Animu Media Library is the latest surprising example of the ‘third place’ concept. So as to better integrate into its surroundings, the architecture strives not to impose itself on nature, instead allowing itself to be moulded by the residual spaces left by the thriving plant life.

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